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    Editorial.................................2
    Region 13 Election News...................3
    New/Returning SysOps......................4
    Old School ToolBox........................5
    Cooking: Even SysOps have to Eat..........6
    Migrating a Fidonet system to Windows 7...7
    Slightly Crusty SysOp.....................8
    BBS SoftWare List.........................9
    FidoGazette BBSList......................10
    E-Ministries #10.........................11
    Info (How to Submit an Article)..........12

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    Editorial:
    
        "Buckwheat is Dead" Syndrome 
    
        Years ago, I believe in the early 1980's, Eddie Murphy created a
        character based a character in on the 1950's tv show, "The Little
        Rascal's".
     
        Murphy's 'grown-up' "Buckwheat" was hilarious and the schtick took off
        on "Saturday Night Live", where Murphy introduced the character.  
    
        After a while though, Murphy grew weary of the repeated requests to "do
        Buckwheat...  do Buckwheat" and so one day Murphy did what he had to
        do..  and Buckwheat was shot to death, assassinated if you will, on
        camera in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
    
        That killed off the character.  Kind of.
    
        So many episodes played off the Buckwheat is DEAD! line.. for instance,
        the players would be participating in a "BUCKWHEAT IS DEAD" skit..  to
        be interupted by a newsflash stating, "YES, BUCKWHEAT is REALLY DEAD".
        Soon any news skit was interupted with the same.
    
        Back then, the talented fellows in "Saturday Night Live" picked up on
        the media's hunger for death and dying and it was Eddie Murphy who
        was essentially was the one to slam the media where it hurt.  Obviously
        with Osama Bin Laden's death this week, the media hasn't learned much.
        
        But need I say it again...
    
        BUCKWHEAT IS DEAD!
    
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    Region 13 Coordinator Election
    by Michael Luko, 1:266/512, R13C
    
        The election this year, 2011, is for Regional Coordinator.
    
    Here is the schedule for the election:
    
       A. Schedule: all schedules start at 00:01 hours and end at
                    24:00 hours
    
          1. Announcement of the election: April 22nd through April 28th
          2. Declarations of Candidacy: April 29th through May 12th
          3. Questions to the Candidates: May 13th through June 2nd
          4. Vote: June 3rd through June 9th
          5. Announcement of the results: within three days of the end of
             the vote, or by June 12th
    
    The full election policy can be found on the Region 13 website:
    http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2db48/r13/R13EPOL.TXT
    
    Discussion and all election business except the sending in of
    ballots are to be conducted in the R13_Election echo. If you need
    access to the echo and are a R13 sysop please contact one of the
    following hubs for access:
    
    R13 Hubs
    Frank Reid 1:109/500, Janis Kracht 1:261/100, Michael Luko 1:266/512,
    Robert Wolfe 1:261/20
    
    Outside R13 hubs
    Northwest star 1:140/1, East star 1:123/500
    
    --- QScan/PCB v1.20a / 01-0462
     * Origin: Christian Fellowship | cfbbs.dtdns.net 856-933-7096 (1:266/512)
    
    
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    New/Returning SysOps
    ===================
    Returning Sysops:
    
    R11 Ronald Coon   Toledo, Ohio
    
    Welcome back!
    
    
    New SysOps:
    
    Hugo Stroud       Manchester, GA
    
    Welcome :)
    
    In the works:
    
    R12  Glenn Jarvis
    R13  Mark Hart  Rew, Pa  (new)
    R13  Idette Brown-Vaughan Brooklyn, NY (returning)
    R15  Joe Martin (returning)
    R18  Steve Burke Melbourne, FLA  (new)
    
    
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                            The Old school Toolbox
    
                           By Richard Webb, 1:116/901
    
    
                   Welcome to the panopticon, Part II
    
    Unless you're a student of literature you're asking what the
    panopticon is.  The panopticon was a fictional place, if I recall
    it was a prison.  Within this place the inmates could be watched,
    all day, every day.  Bathing, eating, sleeping, copulating,
    everything they did was done under the watchful scrutiny of their
    keepers.  Mr. Orwell took that to its conclusion in his famous
    science fiction novel.  The ideas it presented were so scary to
    behold that the book was banned in many education institutions in
    fact.  It was banned, because even then it made people think about
    how their benevolent government might collect information which
    could be used for malevolence, not benevolence.  Our always
    connected world is the panopticon writ large.  It's here, it's
    right now, and your understanding of its nature is crucial, not
    just to protect yourself, but to protect the ones you love and care
    about most.  
    
    Most of what I discuss in this series of articles is common sense,
    which we often are encouraged to discard in the name of
    convenience, or fun.  Indeed they can be both, but so is playing
    with fireworks after the barbecue and a boat load of beer on the
    fourth of July.  One wrong move however and fun soon turns into
    something which is the exact opposite.
    
    All these online tools sure do a lot for us.  But, utilizing them
    without an awareness of how they work can leave you vulnerable.  
    
    Yeah yeah I know, you're not doing anything wrong, you've got
    nothing to hide.  THat's the usual knee jerk reaction folks get if
    they're like me and start talking to people about protecting
    themselves and their personal data.  But, let me make another bold
    statement here.  Protecting your personal data, and the machines
    which house it is essential for the defense of your country.  
    
    Back in January of this year two professors at the University of
    Cincinnati  published a paper which takes the position that the
    cyber security of the United States is being threatened in large
    part because the public is not actively involved.  They equate
    today's citizen role in cybersecurity to the Civil Defense efforts
    developed at the advent of the era of atomic weapons.  Political
    science professors Richard Harknett and James Stever published
    their findings in "The journal of Homeland Security and Emergency
    Management."  they posit that the role of the citizenry in
    maintaining proper cyber security is largely ignored. I would agree
    with that assessment.   We've all seen it, the w32 circam virus and
    many others.  These always online systems with their broadband
    connections improperly secured that are used as botnets, etc.  
    
    For the most part, awareness of how these tools work, their
    advantages, disadvantages and other concerns is nonexistent.  AFter
    all, they're so convenient.  "Just ignore the ads and get on with
    it ... " is the mantra.  I'm sorry, but ignore the ads, and the
    gaping holes in your personal privacy and the security of the net
    in your country at your peril, and everybody else's.
    
    I'm not talking about spyware and trojans, I'm talking about  being
    aware of some simple truths about a lot of these convenient tools,
    i.e. yahoo webmail; gmail, hotmail, etc.  Then there's all this
    great social networking stuff that our kids use as they spew
    personal information like a firehose.  Were I raising children
    these days their activities on such sites would be closely
    scrutinized.  They might spew information about dad or themselves
    which is nobody's business.  Even worse is the fact that we
    consider the convenience before we consider our exposure to risk. 
    
    Not so hot spots!  It's sure handy to sit down while having lunch
    at the restaurant or just hanging out in a public place to fire up
    that laptop and doo all this stuff on the web.  But, this isn't
    your secured wi fi network at home.  You *have* properly secured
    your wireless network at home haven't you?  But, if these public wi
    fi hotspots were so secured they wouldn't be public.  
    
    Those wi fi hotspots are sure handy, but they're not secure enough
    for you to be sending personal information such as bank account id
    numbers passwords and the like.  Anybody could be tuned in on your
    signals, and once they've got your personal data they can clean out
    your bank account, change passwords and lock you out of your own
    accounts, etc.  Be careful what you do when utilizing them.  Wait
    to handle that bank transaction until you're at the hotel that
    evening and actually plugged into the wired network or using secure
    networking techniques.  Again remember that not all big brothers
    are benevolent.  
    
    We face enough danger from identity theft, from miscreants who
    would utilize our personal information for criminal purposes and
    other such that we don't need to add more dangers.  We ask our
    favorite online retailers to use secure web sites to safeguard our
    credit card information.  We hope that the data our medical service
    providers have relating to us is secured from unauthorized
    snoopers.  Do we really know for sure?   The answer of course is no
    we don't.  But, when we place ourselves at risk by not paying
    attention we really have nobody else to blame when it turns around
    and bites us.  When was the last time you left your car parked in
    front of the store with the key in the ignition?  When was the last
    time you left your dwelling unlocked when going out for the day?  
    
    Securing your personal privacy, and your personal information
    starts with you.  Even if you think that wi fi hotspot is operated
    by reputable folks consider who else might be tuned in to your
    signals.  Be careful what you post on social networking sites, and
    for God's sake monitor your kids and their use of such sites and
    techniques if you still have kids living with you.  You have a
    right to protect your privacy, and if your children don't grasp
    that simple fact then they're not responsible enough to be using
    computers without adult supervision.  
    
    It's quite possible for you to fight back, but to do it, you need
    to take charge.  Remain in control of where your data goes whenever
    possible.    Remember that not all big brothers are benevolent.  My
    younger sister would have told you that on any given day when we
    were kids.
     
     
    
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           F O O D     Even sysops have to eat!
        -=-=-=-=-=-
        By Janis  Kracht, 1:261/38
        
        
    ====Baked Polenta=====
    This polenta is heavenly :)
    You  start with a simple regular poleta on the stovetop, and then layer
    the polenta with cheese.
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
    4 cups chicken stock
    1 onion, finely minced
    4 ounces Swiss or Gruyère, thinly sliced
    4 ounces mozzarella, thinly sliced
    1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan
    
    From "_The Joy of Cooking_"
    ===BAKED POLENTA===
    
    6 servings
    Heat in a large saucepan over medium heat:
      2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
    Add and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes:
      1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
    Stir in and bring to a boil:
      3 cups water or  2 cups each chicken broth and water
    Stir together in a bowl:
      2 cups water or 1 cup each chicken broth and water
      1 1⁄2 cups yellow cornmeal
    Gradually stir into the boiling water. Cook, stirring constantly, over
    low heat for 15 minutes.  Remove from the heat.  Meanwhile, preheat oven to
    350°F.  Lightly butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.  Have ready:
      4 ounces Swiss or Gruyère, thinly sliced
      4 ounces mozzarella, thinly sliced
      1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan
    Pour half of the polenta into the baking dish. Smooth with a spatula. 
    Cover the polenta with half of the cheese.
    Spread the remaining polenta on top and cover with the remaining
      cheese.  
    Pour over: 1⁄2 cup heavy cream, half-and-half, or milk
    Bake until the top is browned and bubbly, 35 to 45 minutes.  Let stand
    for 10 minutes before serving.
    
    
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                     Migrating a Fidonet system to Windows 7
    
                           By Michael Grant (1:250/306)
    
      After the latest round of spyware attacks, especially the recent and
    very stubborn "fake security" scam, I decided to drop Windows XP in
    favor of Windows 7, since my other Windows 7 computer seemed to be much
    more secure and stable, and was largely unaffected by the fake security
    malware.  I did however run into a few pitfalls in the changeover, so I
    thought I should write an article in the hope that it may assist others
    who wish to switch their system over.
    
      My system is a simple one presently, since I no longer run a BBS or a
    mail hub, so I may not have all the answers for you, but there should
    be a few useful tips that most Fidonet users can use.
    
      First, to mail tossers. Squish is my preferred tosser, and it seems
    to run very well under Windows 7, but there is an issue with file
    permissions.  The best solution I have found is to right click on all
    the directories used by your tosser (i.e.  your message base store
    folder, Squish folder, mail inbound & outbound folders, etc.), and
    change the properties of the folder under the "security" tab.  There
    should be a list of objects under a box titled "Group or User names",
    and one of those objects should be named "Users".  Change the
    permissions for the "Users" object to "Full Control".  Do the same for
    all folders that your Fidonet system may need to make changes in.
    
     Environment variables are easily set Under "Control Panel", "System
    and Security", System".  Under "Advanced System Settings" on the left
    of the "System" menu, there should be a button marked "Environment
    variables".  This is vital for setting your path variables for your
    archiver and tosser, as well as setting the SQUISH or FIDOCONFIG (for
    hpt) environment variables.
    
    Next, to readers. I have used GoldEd for a very long time, and was
    frustrated to find that it did not work properly under Windows 7.  Part
    of the problem was the file permission snag mentioned above, but some
    versions of GoldEd just flat out do not work at all under Windows 7. 
    These include the original DOS, DOS386, and W32 versions of GoldEd. 
    GoldEd+ does however seem to work properly.  I am currently running
    ver.  1.1.4.7, and it's stable.  I assume the newer versions (1.1.5.x)
    will work as well.
    
     I also got a rudimentary setup of MadMed working, and I think that
    MsgEd should work as well.  Two GUI-based editors, WinEd and FTNEd,
    also work.  One final note on readers; they will only work in a
    windowed environment.  Full screen mode does not work under Windows 7. 
    I suggest modifying your desktop shortcut properties and changing the
    font size to 10x18 in order to get the largest window box possible.
    
     As a mailer, I use BinkD for Windows, ver 2.13.2.2. It works
    flawlessly under Windows 7.  I run my polls and mail tossing via batch
    files, coupled with a cron-style scheduler program.  I used to use
    SplinterWare's Windows Scheduler v1.5b under Windows XP, but it didn't
    work under Windows 7.  It would start up and seem to configure
    properly, but then it wouldn't run the scheduled tasks at all.  Happily
    I found a very good replacement for it, Z-Cron ver 4.7 (build 06). 
    it's freeware as well, and works very well under Windows 7.
    
     That's about all I can think of... hope some of you out there in
    Fidoland might find it useful!
    
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    The Slightly Crusty Sysop
    Sean Dennis
    1:18/200
    
    Spring is struggling to get here but it seems that it's hellbent on
    making sure no one forgets the spring of 2011.  My heart and prayers go
    out to the families of the victims of this amazing yet violent storm
    season with over 250 tornadoes.  I witnessed the damage a small EF1
    tornado caused locally at the Veterans' Administration hospital complex
    here.  Dozens and dozens of trees uprooted from the ground abruptly and
    where the tornado touched down near the emergency room, the tops of a
    dozen white pine trees were torn off like toothpicks broken in half. 
    It's simply awesome what Mother Nature can do when she feels like it.
    
    Speaking of changing times, I, amongst others, have been noticing a
    trend with some of the "new" sysops coming into Fidonet.  They seem to
    be suffering from what I call the "Linux syndrome".  What I mean by
    that is these people seem to think that every program that's ever been
    written should be free and that the source code should just be given
    out like it's candy with no respect to the author's wishes.  I've also
    noticed they're quite arrogant and un- willing to learn about the
    BBSing culture (yes, there is one whether we realize it or not),
    instead trying to tell people who have been involved in BBSing for many
    years how things are or should be done.
    
    If people like this continue to pollute the BBSing hobby then it is
    doomed to die off for sure since no one I know in their right mind
    would want to deal with such a "lovely" person as that.
    
    FWIW: I'm not saying all Linux users are like this, but I've been
    running into more and more of them in Fidonet lately.  I think it's an
    "entitlement" mentality meaning that they feel they should get
    something for nothing.  I've used Linux several times in the past and
    I've supported Linux servers in a professional capacity before, so I
    have a fair amount of experience dealing with Linux, its users, and the
    fanboys that are rampant in the "scene".
    
    I sincerely hope for the sake of Fidonet and the BBS hobby that if
    these people come into the BBS scene that they learn to shut their
    mouth and learn the culture before barging in like a bull in a china
    closet.
    
    As always, your comments are welcomed but your flames are not.  You may
    contact me via netmail, both direct and routed, at 1:18/200 (this is
    the preferred method of contact).  You can also contact me in the
    FIDOGAZETTE echo or via email at sdennis72 (at) gmail dot com.
    
    ("The Slightly Crusty Sysop" is an opinion column written by Sean
     Dennis for the FidoGazette.  His opinions and views are strictly his
     own and he is solely responsible for the content of this column.)
    
    
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                                 BBS Software List
    
                               Updated 4 March 2011
                                 
                         Maintained by Sean Dennis (1:18/200)
                    Editors Emeritus: Robert Couture, Janis Kracht
    
                  M=Mailer  T=Tosser  B=BBS  D=Door  C=Comm/Terminal
                  P=Points  E=Editor  I=Internet  U=Utility  #=Info
                  F=TIC/SRIF Processor
                  
                  *=Software is available and may be registerable, 
                    but no longer supported or updated.
                    
                  @=Website is operating but is no longer updated.
                  
                  ?=Software's updating/support status is unknown.
                  
                  O=Software is open source.
    
               This list contains BBS-related software that is available
               for registration (not necessarily supported), open source
               software and actively developed/supported software by its
               author.  Software listed may be available for DOS, Linux,
                  OS/2 (eComStation), Windows (16 or 32 bit) and OSX.
                  
         .- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -.
         |Software: Author     |Type |URL, Contact, Ver, Notes      Help Node|
         `- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -'
    
          ==> FRONT-END/INTERNET MAILERS
         
          Argus                |MI*? |http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/argus/
                               |     | v3.210 on Mar 29 2001
    
          BinkleyTerm XE       |MO*  |http://btxe.sourceforge.net
                               |     | 2.60XE Beta-XH7 on Oct 22 2000
    
          BinkD                |MI?  |http://2f.ru/binkd/
                               |     | maloff@corbina.net
                               |     | v0.94 on Jul 24 2000 (Outdated)
                               |     |http://www.filegate.net/r50/aftnbinkd/
    
          D'Bridge             |MTCPE|http://www.nickandre.com        1:1/130 
                               |I    | v3.59 on March 4 2011
    
    
          FIDO-Deluxe IP       |MPUI |http://www.fido-deluxe.de.vu 2:2432/280
           Michael Haase       |     | m.haase@gmx.net
                               |     | v2.4 on Sep 26 2003
    
          FrontDoor, FD/APX:   |MITPC|http://www.defsol.se          2:201/330
           Definite Solutions  |?    | sales@defsol.se                
                               |     | v2.26SW & v2.33ml FD, v1.15 APX
    
          Husky Project        |MTPUI|http://husky.sourceforge.net/
                               |O?   | v1.9 RC2 on Apr 20 2010
          
          Taurus               |MI   |http://www.fidotel.com/public/forums/
          (based on Radius)    |?    |  taurus/index.htm
                               |     | v5.0 Jun 12 2006
                               |     | 
    
          T-Mail               |MI   |http://www.tmail.spb.ru (Russian only)
                               |?    | v2608 on Dec 12 2001
                
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> MAIL TOSSERS 
         
          Crashmail II         |TO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                               |     | 
         
          FastEcho             |T    |http://www.softeq.de/Products/FastEcho/
                               |     | fastecho.html
                               |     | v1.46.1 on 13 Nov 2007
                               |     | Registration keys are free and available
                               |     | by request from the author
                               
          Fidogate             |TUI? |http://www.fidogate.org
                               |     | v4.4.10 on Aug 27 2004
                               |     |
    
          FMail                |TO*? |http://fmail.sourceforge.net/
                               |     | v1.60 on Mar 8 2008
                               |     | Source code only!
        
          Squish               |T*   |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                               |     | v1.11R2 on Jan 1 2009
                               |     | Source code available in the Maximus BBS 
                               |     | archive: http://maximus.sourceforge.net
    
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> BBS SOFTWARE
         
          BBBS                 |BICTM|http://www.bbbs.net             2:22/222 
                               |     |  b@bbbs.net                     
                               |     | v4.01 on January 28 2007   
                               
          EleBBS               |BO*? |http://www.elebbs.com
                               |     | v0.10.RC1 on Jun 9 2002
                               
          Enthral BBS          |B    |http://enthralbbs.com          1:250/501
           Linux/BSD/OSX       |     | v0.429/Alpha on 14 October 2010
                               |     | Fidonet filebone SCENEENT
    
          Ezycom BBS           |BT   |http://www.ezycom-bbs.com      3:690/682
                               |     | v2.15g2 on Nov 16 2009
    
          GT Power             |B    |http://www.gtpowerbbs.com/                     
                               |     | v19.00
                               
          Hermes II Project    |BT   |http://www.hermesbbs.com/
           Macintosh-based     |     | malyn@strangegizmo.com
                               |     | v3.5.10b3 
    
          Maximus BBS          |BO*  |http://www.filegate.net/maximus_bbs/
                               |     | v3.03
                               |     | Source code available at:
                               |     | http://maximus.sourceforge.net/
    
          MBSE BBS             |BIO? |http://mbse.sourceforge.net   2:280/2802
                               |     | mbroek@users.sourceforge.net
                               |     | v0.92.0 on Oct 16 2007
    
          Meltdown BBS         |UIO  |http://meltdown-bbs.sourceforge.net/
                               |     | v1.0b on Apr 26 2004
                                     
          Mystic BBS           |BO*  |http://www.mysticbbs.com
                               |     | v1.07.3 on May 13th 2001
    
          RemoteAccess BBS     |B?   |http://www.rapro.com             1:1/120
                               |     | bfmorse@rapro.com
                               |     | v2.62.2SW
    
          Renegade BBS         |B    |http://renegadebbs.info        1:129/305
                               |     | v1.10/DOS on 3 Oct 2009
         
          Spitfire BBS         |B?   |http://www.buffalocrk.com/
                               |     | mdwoltz@buffalocrk.com          
                               |     | v3.6 on Aug 20 1999
    
          Synchronet BBS       |BTIO |http://www.synchro.net         1:103/705
                               |     | v3.16 on 31 Dec 2006
    
          Telegard BBS         |B*   |http://www.telegard.net
                               |     | v3.09g2-sp4/mL on Dec 19 1999
    
          WildCat! Interactive |MTBEI|http://www.santronics.com
           Net Server, Platinum|     | sales@santronics.com
           Xpress: Santronics  |     | 
           Software, Inc.      |     | 
                               
                                                          
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> TIC PROCESSORS/FILEFIX/SRIF
         
          Allfix               |FIUT |http://www.allfix.com/          1:140/12
           Bob Seaborn         |     | v6.0.22 on 26 January 2011
         
          NEF/pk               |F    |http://nefpk.8m.com/
                               |     | v2.45b2 on 5 March 2000                     
                               
          TinyTIC              |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                               |     |                               1:120/544
          
          VIReq                |FO   |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                               |     |                               1:120/544
         
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
         
         ==> BBS DOORS/UTILITIES
         
          Cheepware            |DU   |http://kd5col.info/cheepware.html
           Sean Dennis         |     | sdennis72@gmail.com            1:18/200
                               |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE 
                               
    
          DDS (Doorware        |D@   |http://www.doorgames.org     
           Distribution System)|     | ruth@doorgames.org
           Ruth Argust         |     |
    
          Jibben Software      |D*   |http://www.jibbensoftware.com/
                               |     |  bbs-door-games.cfm
                               |     | scott@jibben.com
                               |     | 1995-99 Release dates
    
          John Dailey Software |DU?  |http://www.johndaileysoftware.com
    
          Shining Star         |D*   |http://www.shiningstar.net/bbsdoors/
                               |     | nannette@shiningstar.net
                               |     | Doors are still registerable via website
                               
          Sunrise Doors:       |D    |http://www.sunrisedoors.com
           Al Lawrence         |     | al@sunrisedoors.com
                               |     | Tel: (404) 256-9518
    
          T1ny's Software      |DU   |http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/tsoft/
           Shawn Highfield     |     | shighfield@gmail.com          1:229/452
                               |     | Fidonet filebone CH-WARE
                                                          
          The Brainex System   |D    |http://www.brainex.com/brainex_system/
                               |     | stanley@brainex.com
                               |     | 1994-99 Releases
    
          Trade Wars           |D*   |http://www.eisonline.com/tradewars/
                               |     | jpritch@eisonline.com
                               |     | v3.09 (DOS-32) in 2002
                               
          Vagabond Software    |DU*  |http://http://vbsoft.dhakota.org
                               |     | d@dhakota.org 
                               |     | Last update: Apr 11 2008
    
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
         
         ==> POINT SOFTWARE
                                    
          CrossPoint (XP)      |P?   |http://www.crosspoint.de (German only)
                               |     | pm@crosspoint.de
                               |     | v3.12d  on Dec 22 1999
    
          FreeXP               |P    |http://www.freexp.de (German only)
                               |     | support@freexp.de
                               |     | v3.42 on Jun 27 2010
                               
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> SYSOP MAIL EDITORS 
         
          GoldEd+              |EO*? |http://golded-plus.sourceforge.net/
                               |     | v1.1.5 (Snapshot) on Apr 29 2010
                               |     | NOTE: Unstable versions released often
    
          SqEd32               |E    |http://www.sqed.de            2:2476/493
                               |     | v1.15 on Dec 15 1999
                               |     | Website is in German and English
    
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> INTERNET UTILITIES
         
          JamNNTPd             |UIO  |http://ftnapps.sourceforge.net/
                               |     |                               1:120/544
                               
          Internet Rex         |UI?  |http://members.shaw.ca/InternetRex/
                               |     | telnet://xanadubbs.ca         1:342/806
                               |     | v2.29 on Oct 21st 2001
    
          TransNet             |UIO? |http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mressl/
                               |     |  transnet/index.html
                               |     | transnet@ressl.com.ar
                               |     | v2.11 on Sep 13 2007
    
          Ifmail               |UIO  |http://ifmail.sourceforge.net
                               |     | crosser@average.org         
                
          MakeNL               |UO   |http://www.filegate.net/coordutl/
                               |     | v3.2.9 on Feb 1 2010
                               
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
         ==> INFORMATIONAL WEBSITES/BBS LISTS
         
          Telnet/Dialup BBS    |#    |http://www.telnetbbsguide.com   1:275/89
           Guide               |     | Maintained by Dave Perrussel
                               |     | This is probably the most updated BBS
                               |     | list on the Internet for a general
                               |     | BBS list.
                               
          Synchronet BBS List  |#    |http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html
                               |     | Maintained automatically
                               |     | This list is specifically for
                               |     | Synchronet-based BBS systems and is
                               |     | automatically updated nightly. 
    
          The BBS Corner       |#    |http://www.bbscorner.com
                               |     | This website is more than just files,
                               |     | it's an encyclopedia of knowledge for
                               |     | BBS sysops and people who want to
                               |     | become sysops.  This site is run by
                               |     | the same person who does the Telnet
                               |     | BBS Guide.
                                                         
         +- - - - - - - - - - -+- - -+- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -+
    
          File Archives:
    
           http://archives.thebbs.org
           http://sysopscorner.thebbs.org (site is no longer maintained)
           http://www.simtel.net 
           http://www.bbsfiles.com 
           http://hobbes.nmsu.edu (OS/2 specific)
           http://www.filegate.net/ (FTP access via port 60721)
           http://www.tinysbbs.com/files/
    
          Note: Most also provide FTP access (use ftp instead of http above)
          
          The BBS Software List is published monthly in the FidoGazette.
                
          If you have corrections, suggestions or additions to the information
          above, please contact Sean Dennis with your information via the
          FIDOGAZETTE echo, netmail at 1:18/200 or email at sean@kd5col.info.
                      
    
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        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        !!!        G A Z E T T E   B B S   L I S T        !!!
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        By bbslist @ filegate.net    
           	
        Send updates, changes to address above or to janis @ filegate.net.
        
        System.......Capitol City Online
        FidoAddress..1:2320/105
        Phone........502-875-8938
        Software.....GT Power
        OS...........OS/2
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First Call access to most of BBS upon finishing
                     new user questionnaire
        Telnet.......cco.ath.cx
                     telnet access to GT Power BBS - same as dial-up
        www:.........http://cco.ath.cx
                     This site runs Synchronet under linux.  Requires
                     separate user registration.  Has same message
                     areas as dial-up/telnet bbs.
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        System.......Christian Fellowship
        FidoAddress..1:266/512
        Phone........1-856-933-7096
        Software.....PCBoard 15.3
        OS...........Windows XP pro
        C/B Verify...Manually via email or voice 
                     usually within 24 hours.
        Access.......Read only until verified. Once 
                     verified write access to Msg bases, file 
                     areas, chat and doors/games.
        Telnet.......cfbbs.dtdns.net or cfbbs.no-ip.com
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        System.......Lightning BBS
        FidoAddress..1:311/2
        Software.....Virtual Advanced
        OS...........Windows XP
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                     message reading.  Message posting requires 
                     validation.
        Telnet.......lightningbbs.com
        www:.........http:/www.lightningbbs.com/index.php
                     Thanks to VADV-PHP you can access almost 
                     everything the BBS has to offer from the
                     web, with the exception of door games.
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=	             
        System.......Lionsden BBS
        FidoAddress..1:224/303
        Phone........613-392-8896
        oftware.....Sunchronet
        OS...........Windows XP
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
        Telnet.......lionsden.darktech.org
                     telnet access offers full features
         	     of the standard bbs such as doors, 
            	     qwkmail, Files, etc.
        www:.........http:/www.lionsden.darktech.org 
                     You will redirected to a menu where you can 
                     choose one of three sites.  The first one is 
                     private and requires PW to get into.
        FTP..........FTP://lionsden.darktech.org Files only
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        System.......Paragon BBS
        FidoAddress..1:18/200
        Phone........423-434-0851
        Software.....Maximus/2 v3.01
        OS...........OS/2 Warp 4.52
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......Manual verification for full access
        Telnet.......paragon.darktech.org
        www:.........http://kd5col.info
           
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        System.......Prism BBS
        FidoAddress..1:261/38
        Phone........607-655-5652
        Software.....BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Dada-1
        OS...........Linux (Ubuntu)
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, 
                     file areas, all features of the BBS.
        Telnet.......filegate.net
                     telnet access offers full features 
                     of the standard bbs such as doors,
                     qwkmail, BWmail,Files, chat, group chat,
                     etc.       
        www:.........http:/www.filegate.net:8080/bbbs
                     web interface is limited to reading messages 
                     and replying online, or downloading messages 
                     in qwk packets, but not uploading them,
                     file download access, guest account.
        FTP:	     filegate.net, port 60721. 
                     public access to file areas (please 
              	     note change of port for public access).
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
        System.......Roach Guts BBS 
        FidoAddress..1:396/60 
        Phone:.......337-433-4135
        Software.....Maximus on Port 23 (primary)
                     Synchronet on Port 24 (temporary)
        OS...........Windows XP
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First call access to doors, files and
                     message reading.  Message posting requires
        	     validation.
        Telnet.......roachguts.com
        =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= 	 
        System.......Time Warp of the Future BBS
        FidoAddress..1:14/400
        Phone........none
        Software.....sbbs 3.15a (very beta)
        OS...........win. (xp pro. sp3)
        C/B Verify...None
        Access.......First Call access to Msg bases, and file areas.
        Telnet.......time.synchro.net:24 or time.darktech.org:24
                     or timewarpfuture.dyndns.org:24
                     telnet access offers full features 
                     of the standard bbs such as doors,
                     messages or file area etc.
        www:.........http://time.synchro.net:81 
                     Web interface is limited really to reading messages 
                     and replying online, or downloading messages in qwk 
                     packets, but not uploading them, and file download access. 
                     SBBS files available.
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             -    e-Ministries     
             - by Jon Justvig 
             - April 29, 2011 
             -
             -------------------------------------------------------------------- 
             Issue #: 10
    
             We've been reviewing the linage of Adam, the first man on
             earth.  Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared and Enoch.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:19  And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight
                             hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:20  And all the days of Jared were nine hundred
                             sixty and two years: and he died.
    
             It's amazing that man was able to live such a long time such
             as eight hundred years and still able to bare children.  How
             times have changed.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:21  And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and
                             begat Methuselah:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:22  And Enoch walked with God after he begat
                             Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons
                             and daughters:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:23  And all the days of Enoch were three hundred
                             sixty and five years:
     
             (KJV) Gen 5:24  And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for
                             God took him.
    
             Enoch did not experience death as he disappeared on this day
             as he walked with God by faith.  Lets take a closer look at
             this last verse:
    
             (KJV) Heb 11:5  By faith Enoch was translated that he should
                             not see death; and was not found, because God
                             had translated him: for before his translation
                             he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
    
             If were only as pleasing to God as Enoch was that we may not
             have to experience death.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:25  And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and
                             seven years, and begat Lamech:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:26  And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech
                             seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat
                             sons and daughters:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:27  And all the days of Methuselah were nine
                             hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:28  And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two
                             years, and begat a son:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:29  And he called his name Noah, saying, This same
                             shall comfort us concerning our work and toil
                             of our hands, because of the ground which the
                             LORD hath cursed.
    
             Do you remember in Genesis 4 when Cain killed Abel?  What
             happened to the earth and what did God do?  Lets look:
    
             (KJV) Gen 4:11  And now art thou cursed from the earth, which
                             hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's
                             blood from thy hand;
    
             Our precious land has been cursed by God because of Cain's
             killing.  We must work the earth for the rest of our lives,
             just as our eyes were open to both good and evil by the
             disobedence of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:30  And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five
                             hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons
                             and daughters:
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:31  And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred
                             seventy and seven years: and he died.
    
             (KJV) Gen 5:32  And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah
                             begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    
             We will close this chapter and proceed next time with the
             generation of Noah.  Let our hearts be opened by the Word of
             God and be obedent in Him.
    
             If you've enjoyed our meeting, remember to ask your SysOp to
             carry MINISTER, an echo with FidoNet if he/she doesn't
             already.  Remember also to keep your head up high.  May God
             bless you and keep you!
    
             *** This conclude this issue of e-Ministries provided by Jon
                 Justvig.
    
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    INFO:
    
    Fidogazette is published by Janis Kracht, Editor, with the help of
    Richard Webb 1:116/901 (Old School ToolBox), and Sean Dennis 1:18/200
    (The Slightly Crusty Sysop).  If you have an idea for a column or a
    series of articles, please contact me :)
    
    New! 
    Email subsriptions via www.filegate.net, but of course you can always
    link into your uplink and use Tick or a tick compatible program:
    
    
    
    
    Where to Send Your Articles
    
    Unlike most editors, I surely do not  mind running my mouth when
    there is a sparcity of articles for the 'zine.  I'd MUCH rather
    you sent in material but I think until someone starts a
    discussion you feel like commenting about, you evil dullards
    (just kidding!!!) will no doubt complain about "no issues" (grin)
    So I will fill these issues with my meanderings and thoughts and
    hopefully we will grow into something of consequence here :)
    Don't be offended.. write an article!
    
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    1:261/100 filegate.net port 24555  via binkp or telnet mailer  
    (don't send articles as routed attaches, send them direct to filegate.net).
       
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    one and send it along!
    
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    and mutilate it further as you can see above.  Linux is nice
    that way (g).  Spell checking your own work will help though
    (something I'm typically guilty of (g)).
     
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     To send a question to Dr. Debug, email a question to drdebug @
     filegate.net or post in the fidogazette echo!  :)
    
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